Hyundai Mobis kicks off testing of its autonomous car M.BILLY on the roads around the world. The company now has three test cars, but will increase the number to over ten by the end of this year.
It also will increase engineers in the autonomous driving field more than 15% every year to put a concentrated effort into developing safe autonomous driving technology.
Hyundai Mobis announced Thursday that it will test its autonomous car model M.BILLY in Michigan, the U.S., from the middle of this month for level 3 and level 4 autonomous driving system development.
Level 3 is conditional automation, which requires driver involvement in certain circumstances, while level 4 means high automation without driver intervention.
M.BILLY is the name of autonomous driving system test car developed by Hyundai Mobis. Its name is taken from the word ‘mobility’ from the technology development vision of Hyundai Mobis, ‘New Mobility Experience’.
It is the representation of the company’s aspiration to grow into a global automotive supplier committed to developing the core technologies for future vehicles. The test car, which is Kia K5 (Optima), is embedded with an autonomous driving system.
Hyundai Mobis is a global automotive supplier. It was established in 1977, and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea.